Colleen Asper received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art in 2002, her MFA from Yale University in 2004, and attended Skowhegan in the summer of 2006. She is a recipient of a Maryland State Grant, the Helen Winternitz Award, and the Jacob K. Javitz Fellowship. Her work has been shown internationally, including Deitch Projects, P.P.O.W., and Alona Kagan Gallery in New York. In addition to being reviewed in such publications as the New York Times, the New Yorker, Time Out New York, and Time Out Chicago, she is also a regular contributor to Beautiful/Decay magazine. Colleen lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

  Elena Bajo is an artist born in Madrid, Spain. She received a Masters Degree in Architecture from ESARQ, School of Architecture of the Catalunya International University in Barcelona in 2002 and a Masters Degree in Fine Arts in 2005 from Central Saint Martins School of Art in London. Her piece “Silent” received the Madrid Abierto Public Art Award in 2004. She has exhibited in numerous international venues, Istanbul Biennial, PS 122 and Exit Art in New York, Central Saint Martins Gallery and Chelsea Gallery in London, East 66 Gallery in Amsterdam, among others. She is a contributor to the publication Looking, Encountering, Staging recently published by Revolver Books. She has been recipient of the Marcelino Botin scholarship for the Taller Gabriel Orozco, Santander, Spain, 2005 and the Domus Academie Scholarship to participate in the Olafur Elliasson Workshop at the Venice Biennial last year with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Yona Friedman. She has been granted a scholarship at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, in Maine, USA, for the Summer of 2006.  
  Katie Creyts’ sculptures and installations are extracts and abstracts from fictive tales that she manipulates into a new story. Her work functions as inquisitive investigations of the bordering of make-believe and reality. Using a variety of glass techniques she has acquired through working in glass art production and experimentation along with mixed media, she uses glass to heighten the experience of a fictional space. Her artistic endeavors have afforded her scholarships for study at Pilchuck Glass School, The Corning Museum of Glass, Penland School of Crafts, Pittsburgh Glass Center and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. She received the Student Scholarship to attend the Glass Art Society Conference in 2006 and is very excited to have been chosen to demonstrate at the conference in 2007. Her most recent exhibitions include the Art of the State, at the Pennsylvania State Museum in Harrisburg and the Women and Glass Exhibition at Flame Run Gallery in Louisville, Kentucky. Creyts has earned her BFA from Tyler School of Art (’93) and is working towards her MFA from Illinois State University (’07).  
  Ben Dowell received his BFA with an emphasis in painting from University of Kansas-Lawrence, in 2001, attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2006, and will receive his MFA with an emphasis in combined media from Hunter College, New York City in 2007. Selected exhibitions include: “This is Imagninative Living” a solo exhibition at Paragraph Gallery, Kansas City, Missouri, “Skull Turner” at YEAR Gallery in Brooklyn and “Sound Clash” at Ph Gallery in New York City. Ben Dowell lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.  
  Craig Drennen is the principal biographer of Robert Wechsler.  
  Jennifer Dudley received her BFA from the University of Georgia in 1998, her MFA from Yale University in 2005 and was in residence at Skowhegan in 2006. She was awarded the CAA Geraldine R. Dodge Fellowship in 2004 and her work has been featured in New American Painting. Most recently she has been included in "Redraw" at Brooklyn Fire Proof, NY and "Stories from the Dream Cabinet" at East Tenneessee University, TN. Jennifer lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.  
  Takehito Etani creates work in various media such as electronics, installations, sculpture, performance, and video. His work has been shown internationally including at the ISEA 2006 (International Symposium of Electronic Art), VIPER Basel Festival for Film, Video and New Media, Switzerland, and the Stuttgarter Filmwinter Festival for Expanded Media, Germany, as well as at Taro Okamoto Memorial Museum, Kawasaki, Japan as a nominee for The 7th Taro Okamoto Memorial Award for Contemporary Art. Etani was born in Aichi, Japan. From 1997 he traveled two years through India, Nepal, Thailand and Israel, and the experience continue to inform his work. He received his BFA from Pratt Institute in 2003, his MFA from Carnegie Mellon University in 2006, and attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in the summer of 2006.  
  Sarrita Hunn received her BA in Studio Art, Art History, and Philosophy from Drury University in 2001, MFA in Fine Arts from California College of the Arts in 2004, and recently attended the
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2006). Through drawing and painting, she investigates systems and processes that create mass media images (halftone screens, pixels, etc.) translating them into analogue and digital forms. She has exhibited locally at Yerba Buena
Center for the Arts, Braunstein/Quay Gallery, Richmond Art Center and Southern Exposure, in various venues nationally and internationally, and was featured in New American Paintings No. 67 in 2006. Sarrita current lives and works in San Francisco, CA.
  Ben Kinsley was born and raised in a small Ohio town, and spent most of his youth unknowingly making land art. He studied media design at the Fachhochschule Schwäbisch Hall in Germany in 2004 but spend most of his time there making music with his body. He received his BFA from the Cleveland Institute of Art in 2005, attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2006, and is a current MFA candidate at Carnegie Mellon University's School of Art. He has exhibited video works internationally and is included in the permanent collection of the Cleveland Museum of Art. When asked to provide information about himself, he responded, "I play people like musical instruments."  
  Yvonne Lung received her B.F.A. in Design Communications from Texas Tech University in 1995, and M.F.A. in Fine Arts from University of Nevada Las Vegas in 2005 with a concentration in ceramics. In the summer of 2006 she attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture.
Experimenting in different mediums, her artwork deals with racial stereotypes and prejudice. She is also interested in the role that mass media plays in stereotyping. Yvonne moved 9 times by the time she was 17. She enjoys tea and is not afraid of greasy food although it gives her mad heartburn. She is a Leo, born in the year of the pig.
  Katja Mater is a Dutch artist who works with photography. She investigates this medium by using it both as a tool and as a subject at the same time – thereby disturbing its accuracy. She speaks of her work as semi-science, a form of ‘romantic mathematics’. She received her BFA from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2003, finished the Masters program ‘the Ateliers’ in Amsterdam in 2005, and attended Skowhegan in the summer of 2006. Her work has been shown internationally including at the 4th Berlin Biennial for contemporary art, the 12th International Month of Photography in Athens GR, The Visitor at Galerist in Istanbul TR, REDUCTIVE: an analysis of contemporary minimalism, Columbus, OH, and her most recent show was; Capricious: Young photographers at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, NL. She lives and works in Amsterdam.  
  Lilly McElroy was raised in a small town in Southern Arizona where she spent a lot of time at rodeos. She won a few ribbons and once sold a sheep for a decent price. She was formally educated at The University of Arizona, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. The time spent at those institutions lead to her unabashed interest in the cliché and the literal as well a her often misguided attempts at making authentic connections. She currently resides in Kansas where things like sunsets and tornados have become highly important. It should be noted that Lilly has little to no interest in irony.  
  Andrew Scott Ross was born in Queens, New York and has recently received an MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For the past five years he has been fabricating components of a personalized institution that examines the confluence of nature and human nature. Ross was a founding member of the artist collective Dos Pestañeos, selected for the Art In The Outback fellowship travel grant, Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, a Forward Arts Foundation Award, a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant (for MFA), and a National Endowment for the Arts Grant (with Dos Pestañeos).  
  Adam Shecter lives and teaches in New York City. He's been making animation, drawings and ephemera under the banner of theworldofadam.com for the past 7 years.  
  Mark G. Taber was born in 1972 in Rhode Island, USA. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture degree from Rhode Island School of Design in 1994. He has had residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in 2004 and the Skowhegan School of Painting + Sculpture in 2006 and has exhibited in numerous juried shows. Mr. Taber lives and works in New York City.  
  Montana Torrey was born outside Washington, DC in 1982. She received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2003, and her MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2007. Her multi-disciplinary work, which includes outdoor installations, photography, painting and sculpture, investigates sites of security, comfort, and isolation. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2006, and has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. She is the owner and operator of M. Torrey Gallery, a portable art gallery system.  
    Louisa Van Leer is an artist based in Los Angeles. Her multi-discipline practice spans sculpture, photography, installation, public art and architecture. Her art addresses the city and mapping and, in particular, the ways in which cities act as physical and spatial depictions of our social situation. She received her MFA from CalArts in 2006 and her BFA and BArch from Rhode Island School of Design in 1991 and was awarded her California architecture license in 2001. She is a 2006 recipient of a Skowhegan Fellowship in Painting and Sculpture.  
  Robert Wechsler abandoned his early Talmudic studies to pursue a high-earning career in contemporary art. Like a prized racehorse, he has tightly knit group of funders whose financial stake in his success is very high. Robert Wechsler grazed on history. His droppings fertilize every critic's fears. Again like a racehorse, his managers charge a substantial--but in the final estimation fair--price for his stud services. To date Robert Wechsler has sired two regional wood carvers and a young watercolorist.